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PAYROLL SPECIALIST

JOB OVERVIEW:

What’s your favorite thing about payroll?   The satisfaction of paying people for a job well done or working with important numbers and records?   The familiar, systematic tasks?  Maybe it’s the feeling of responsibility that comes from handling time-sensitive tasks with meticulous accuracy.  Or using your problem-solving skills and diligence to work through any challenge. Whatever it is . . . you love payroll.  And you’re looking for the opportunity to use your skills to serve a greater purpose.

As a payroll specialist  for Virtual Partner Advantage, that’s exactly what you’ll do.   Every time you pull time entries, handle new hire paperwork, process payroll, record vacation or sick time accruals, or answer our employees’ payroll or benefits related questions, you’ll play a vital role in making our organization run smoothly and help our client’s businesses succeed.  Plus, you’ll work with a family of passionately committed individuals who are dedicated to our mission and service excellence. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, keep reading! 


WHO WE ARE:

VPA’s mission is simple: We are dedicated to providing our clients a peace of mind.    VPA is a family owned and operated company focused on providing superior client service and expertise to our clients.  Our knowledgeable staff are dedicated to providing peace of mind in regards to any area of our clients business.  This is where you come in.   We are looking for ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individuals who will work tirelessly to use their talents to help our clients achieve their business goals and remove any burdens to allow them to focus on growing their business.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Process payroll – generate & verify time reports, calculate hours worked (regular, overtime, PTO, etc.), audit accuracy of payroll and benefit deductions, meet deadlines, update records, file reports, investigate and correct discrepancies, etc. 
  • Reporting – prepare reports for clients, issue statements of earnings and deductions, federal, state and local agency reporting, keep thorough documentation and reports for accounting and audits.
  • Accounting – post payroll entries into accounting system, reconcile & pay benefit invoices, reconcile all payroll liability accounts at month end, calculate bonuses, commissions, incentive pay, assist accounting department with audits or other duties as necessary.
  • Human Resources – process new hires, terminations, transfers and promotions, complete background checks, manage employee benefits, assist with performance reviews, disciplinary discussions, maintain employee personnel files, etc. 
  • Provide exceptional client service
 

WHAT YOU NEED:

We are looking for an independent and motivated self – starter with the following attributes.
 

COMPETENCIES

  • Work Ethic
  • Commitment
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • High Standards
  • Not Robotic
  • Proactive
  • Teamwork
  • Technological Intuition and Aptitude
 

CORE VALUES: 

  • Ethical in every aspect of their jobs.  We seek to do right by our clients, each other, and our own moral compass.  We put the best interest of the client and each other first. 
  • Passionately Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in work and in your personal live.  Takes his/her job seriously and is excited by the ability to offer expertise in order to create value for each of our clients.
  • Service Excellence - dedicate to constantly improving their level of service to each and every client as well as to each other and to deliver services promptly, warmly, and in a way that uplifts the client and delivers an experience more than a provided service.
  • Accountable to the client, each other, and themselves. We display promptness, the ability to prioritize efficiently and thoughtfully, and follow through required to complete a task when it is assigned and take ownership and responsibility of that task.
  • People of Possibility - one who never back down from difficult challenges.   Constantly looking at new challenges as opportunities to grow the company, improve our expertise and learning, and provide new and exciting services and value to our clients.
  • Thirst for Knowledge - has a very strong desire and commitment to growing and wanting to learn more and improve him/herself.  Actively seeks feedback that can help them grow as individuals and as service providers to our clients.
  • Selfless Servants - constantly seeking out ways to help one another and to put the needs of others, clients especially, ahead of our own wishes and agendas. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two-year accounting degree, four-year business degree, or two years of related experience
  • Proficient with Excel pivot tables and functions
  • Works well with standards, processes, check-lists, and structure
  • Thrives in a team, flexible, family, fun and results oriented environment


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Generous benefits package
  • Between health insurance and HSA contribution, we contribute a large percentage towards your coverage and deductible
  • Competitive salary – we will aggressively compensate the right person for this position
  • Exceptional culture
  • Onsite day care
  • Collaborative environment in which your gifts and talents are able to make a different

 

​TO APPLY:

  • Return to the Apply Now overview page and click the APPLY TO JOIN VPA button at the bottom of the page.
  • Only one application is needed to be considered for any openings we have now and in the future based on your knowledge, skills and qualifications.